My girlfriend talked me into attending her lunchtime Pilates class, with the argument that improving my core strength will help improve my overall fitness. I was, as I predicted the only guy there, and I was quite dubious about whether the class would actually DO anything, however I followed instructions dutifully and we worked on stabilising our core area (the abdomen, back and pelvic region) and some interesting shoulder exercises that I think might help improve my weight work, and finished up with some twisty stretches. Now I'm sat back at my desk, I can feel that I've worked these areas.
While I didn't LOVE the class it was a pleasant enough way to pass an hour and I feel I've picked up a few good pointers for strenghtening my core muscles. So moderate success I'd say!
I've had two phonecalls today The Salcombe Trading Company and The Roman Baths are both happy to donate to our auction: the Roman Baths are sending a family ticket to the Baths museum and Costume museum and I will find out what Salcombe are donating when I go down there on Saturday to pick it up :)